Antique Butterfly Brooch – Late 19th Century – Sapphire, ruby and old mine diamonds


Sapphire Brooches FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE HON. MARGARET DAWNAY, LADY-IN-WAITING TO QUEEN ALEXANDRA: RUBY, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BROOCH, LATE 19TH CENTURY. Designed as a winged insect, set with oval and cushion-shaped sapphires and rubies, circular-cut and rose diamonds, French assay marks, detachable brooch fitting, pendant loop, sprung hair fitting, fitted case, accompanied by a hand-written note from Queen Alexandra ‘With all good wishes for every happiness to good luck from Alexandra’. Antique Butterfly Brooch – Late 19th Century – Sapphire, ruby and old mine diamonds An antique gem-set and diamond brooch, Late 19th century. Designed as a butterfly, the wings set en tremblant with variously shaped diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, the body composed of a cushion-shaped sapphire, cushion-, and pear-shaped rubies, and rose diamonds, the head and antennae highlighted by similarly cut stones. #antique #brooch

Love this delicate butterfly brooch from the 19th century featured at #AlainPautot @labiennaleparis w/ a fine pearl, ruby, emerald, diamond and blue sapphire, a very nice art work – credit #berengeretreussard @likeab . An early 20th century enamel, sapphire, ruby, diamond, silver and gold butterfly evening bag ~ 1900

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